José Miguel Oliveira joined VdA in 2015. He is a managing associate in VdA’s oil and gas practice. He has gained extensive experience within the international shipping industry, particularly across African jurisdictions, where he has been particularly active in assisting all sorts of industry players, from owners, charterers, P&I clubs, ship brokers, ship managers, ship agents, freight forwarders, port operators and stevedores, to commodities traders on all sorts of wet and dry shipping matters. In addition, he provides advice on regulatory matters to oil companies and service providers to the offshore oil and gas industry, notably with respect to the use and employment of rigs, FPSOs, support and multipurpose vessels. He also has a deep knowledge of the bunkering industry, having assisted major players in the setting up of their local structures, securing licences and deals (cargo and bunkering contracts). José is dual qualified (Portugal and Angola) and his regular presence in Angola and Mozambique allows him to gain an in-depth understating of the local and neighbouring industry and relevant legal environment.